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by susiedillon
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Holiday Wednesday 19th April for Census
Replies: 48
Views: 5761

Re: Holiday Wednesday 19th April for Census

The eggs for our "holiday" brunch had just hit the pan when ferocious barking announced the arrival of the censista! Great timing! But thanks to having already seen the questions thoughtfully posted on this website, the process went quickly and we were able to get back to the eggs before they got co...
by susiedillon
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Where to live: Air Quality, Elevation, Mine-water pollution, Volcanos
Replies: 29
Views: 5658

Re: Where to live: Air Quality, Elevation, Mine-water pollution, Volcanos

Finding a little slice of heaven, not too far from all the services one might need or want, with no pollution, with a decent climate, good water, reasonably reliable electricity supply, etc. Its possible, we did it! But campo life versus big or even small city life comes with its own set of challeng...
by susiedillon
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Bad news for Merken lovers
Replies: 14
Views: 2801

Re: Bad news for Merken lovers

Sorry, double post - slow internet connection. Thanks, Entel!
by susiedillon
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Bad news for Merken lovers
Replies: 14
Views: 2801

Re: Bad news for Merken lovers

OK, so how do I track doŵn a little old Mapuche lady up this-a-way .... Curicó region? Don't think too many venture this far north. The Washington brand was very spicy and very tasty - a good combination but I can't be sure from whence it hails. And it is simply not worth taking a chance. We had a d...
by susiedillon
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Bad news for Merken lovers
Replies: 14
Views: 2801

Re: Bad news for Merken lovers

OK, so how do I track doŵn a little old Mapuche lady up this-a-way .... Curicó region? Don't think too many venture this far north. The Washington brand was very spicy and very tasty - a good combination but I can't be sure from whence it hails. And it is simply not worth taking a chance. We had a d...
by susiedillon
Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Bad news for Merken lovers
Replies: 14
Views: 2801

Re: Bad news for Merken lovers

And had I just finished congratulating myself that I had not bought the Marco Polo brand last time!! Oh no, I had bought the GOurmet brand! I also had a half dozen sachets of Washington brand that I was going to give to friends in Canada - but who knows where the contents of that brand originated? S...
by susiedillon
Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Jumbo supermarkets.
Replies: 52
Views: 8802

Re: Jumbo supermarkets.

I found vaccum-packed corn tortillas in the Jumbo at Portal La Dehesa last week - very exciting! Funny how in the midst of all this doom and gloom in the news, the opening of a new supermarket can evoke such excitement! Yay for the small things in life, long may they give us joy!
by susiedillon
Sun Dec 25, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Christmas Wishes
Replies: 17
Views: 2496

Re: Christmas Wishes

Too right, Jamie! Here's to an Austral Navidad!
by susiedillon
Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Christmas Wishes
Replies: 17
Views: 2496

Re: Christmas Wishes

Feiz Navidad & Merry Christmas to all. May your holiday be filled with cheer .... of any denomination!
by susiedillon
Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: Late 2016 - LATAM Chile booking question (from outside Chile)
Replies: 25
Views: 5035

Re: Late 2016 - LATAM Chile booking question (from outside Chile)

I received the promised follow up call regarding my 'file' from LATAM this afternoon. It was confirmed that I should have had no problems using a Mac and/or a foreign credit card. Though I was also told that people using Apple devices do often report problems but there was no officially recognized i...
by susiedillon
Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: Late 2016 - LATAM Chile booking question (from outside Chile)
Replies: 25
Views: 5035

Re: Late 2016 - LATAM Chile booking question (from outside Chile)

I think the person on the LATAM helpline was probably an American, certainly not a Chilean or even a Latin American, as he could not pronounce any of the city names here that he reeled off as being "my nearest LATAM offices" - nor did he have any idea of the geography. So perhaps it follows that his...
by susiedillon
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: Late 2016 - LATAM Chile booking question (from outside Chile)
Replies: 25
Views: 5035

Re: Late 2016 - LATAM Chile booking question (from outside Chile)

TRobo, Your suggestion sounds a bit more complicated than my final solution, but I will keep it in mind for future flights. EEexpat and John, I only tried a Visa cc. Perhaps I might have had some more luck with a MasterCard. But the issue of the Mac vs PC still amazes me if it is true. And its worth...